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December 30, 2012

Four Panthers starters inactive vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS--If the Carolina Panthers are to finish second in the NFC South, they're going to have to do it without the help of four starters.

Carolina will be without RB Jonathan Stewart, C Geoff Hangartner, LB James Anderson and DE Greg Hardy for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Stewart will miss his fourth game with a high ankle sprain. Starting in his place again will be DeAngelo Williams. Hangartner (sprained foot) will be replaced by Jeff Byers while Thomas Austin will get the start at left guard for the recently injured Amini Silatolu.

Anderson has been dealing with a back injury since the Kansas City game and will be the season finale. Hardy is dealing with a death in the family, per a league source, and did not make the trip with the Panthers. In place of Hardy could be rookie Frank Alexander or recently acquired Mario Addison.

Also inactive for the game is punt returner Joe Adams, who injured his ankle last week against Oakland. Captain Munnerlyn or Armanti Edwards could see time at punt returner. QB Jimmy Clausen is the other inactive.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM | Permalink


Jonathan Stewart Don't wont to play he has not play a Full season In two years. What in hell do they pay him for.They do not need A guy that says Hurt all the time.He know he getting paid Setting on the bench.

Posted by: Donald Cavin | Dec 30, 2012 12:45:30 PM

They paid DWill when he missed all those games in 09 and 10.

Posted by: Ben | Dec 30, 2012 12:49:49 PM

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